We bought our Sedona new in 2002. It was a daily driver while the kids were in car seats, now it's our road-trip and weekend car. We bought one of the first ones that came off the boat, and it had all the problems the reviewers said it would have. The good news is, when those faulty parts failed it was covered under warranty and they were replaced with improved parts. I was pleased that Kia had redesigned the faulty parts (not all auto makers do this), and we have had zero problems with the replacement parts. We had thought we would buy a new(er) van, but after looking at the options, we decided to keep the old one a while longer. It's that good!
Comfortable, lots of room for people and stuff, plenty of cup holders, great for road trips, can hold lots of camping equipment (with the 3rd row of seats removed), can tow a trailer. Love the rear heater. Very reliable...this car has never left us stranded. On the open road we get up to 25 mpg.
Strengthen roof...weight limit for roof rack is too low. Make it possible to do a tune-up (replace spark plugs & wires) without having to pay the mechanic to take the engine halfway apart. Change shape of roof rack cross bars so they're quiet when you're going down the freeway. Most of the other changes I would suggest have already been fixed in newer models.
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